Skor and Strawberry Brownie Trifle
First off, my apologies in advance for the less than stellar photos that go with this recipe. I’ll explain why as we go. Despite the pictures not being great, please take my word when I say that this is an extremely delicious dessert and extremely easy to make dessert that will please the crowds.
The inspiration for this came from my sister-in-law, whose birthday it was just recently. I have taken on the role of family dessert provider, starting from the first time I ever met my hubby’s family actually. The first dessert I ever made them were cream puffs… but that really doesn’t matter to this story. Tradition is that we go out for dinner to a restaurant of the birthday person’s choice and then head back home to do presents and dessert. So I asked my sister what kind of cake she wanted for her birthday and her response was, “Uhmmmmm… I have no idea. Not ice cream. Or vanilla. Chocolate with strawberries and Skor bar?”.
With such a specific request (which I appreciated because sometimes coming up with the idea is harder than actually making it!), my mind went directly to trifle. Now trifle isn’t a cake per say but it’s a pretty darn good dessert that I have never seen disappoint. It’s also a great carrier for multiple combinations of flavours. Now usually, I’ve seen trifle made with cake, but I wasn’t in a cake making mood and thought the gooeyness and chewiness of brownies might be a nice textural contrast to the smooth consistency of the pudding and whipped cream and crunch of the Skor bar. I was right. I made the brownies ahead of time as they need to be cool to use for the trifle. I think I made them Wednesday to be used on Thursday. Then on Thursday morning I found out that we weren’t going to have time to do dessert after the restaurant because my sister had a school thing she had to be at, so she requested we do it on Saturday instead. Thankfully I hadn’t put the dessert together because trifle isn’t something you want to sit for days. Crisis averted. When I showed up at the restaurant, conversation turned to the unfortunate school event my sister had to go to. She was very disappointed that we couldn’t do dessert and presents after dinner and wondered if we could keep TJ up and stay late enough to do it after she got home. The only thing I had made was the brownies… but I figured, hey, why not?! It can’t take that long to put together a trifle! Hubby went to his parents’ house with little TJ to wait for sister and the impending dessert and I went home to make cet dessert (all by myself!!! You other moms of young children will understand how strange and wonderful this feels.). This brings me back to the bad pictures. By this time it was dark out and taking pictures of food without natural light is not the best idea if you’re looking for quality. I didn’t have an option though, so here it is. Just remember, it got rave reviews and when you make it, it will look even better than the pictures!